Clinicians' Biosecurity News Archive: 2019
- 09-12-2019: Organ Transplantation-related Tularemia A new report from the CDC, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, details 3 tularemia cases who acquired infection via organ transplantation.
- 09-09-2019: Respiratory Protection in the Outpatient Setting: The ResPECT Trial A new study attempts to answer the question of whether N95 masks offer greater protection than medical masks to healthcare workers in an outpatient setting.
- 07-24-2019: Respecting RSV in Adults Influenza has an outsized influence, but RSV is a neglected cause of severe disease in adults that rivals influenza.
- 05-30-2019: Unknown Infectious Syndromes: Fertile Ground for Viral Discovery Pandemic preparedness not only includes preparing for known, well-characterized pandemic risks but also anticipating new threats.
- 05-14-2019: Understanding the Human-to-Human Transmissibility of Nipah A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, aims to identify risk factors for human-to-human transmission of Nipah virus in Bangladesh.
- 05-09-2019: Sudden Fulminant Infection-caused Deaths: A Biological Dark Matter Universe Half of fulminant deaths from infection escape diagnosis
- 04-22-2019: Home Respiratory Infection Testing: An Important Tool to Develop The broader use of home testing could be important for outbreak management, antibiotic stewardship, situational awareness, and pandemic response.
- 04-09-2019: The Value of a Rapid Anthrax Triage Tool with Minimal Need for Diagnostic Testing A new triage tool to identify those who have signs and symptoms consistent with anthrax is described in an article.
- 01-10-2019: Moderate-Sized Cities and the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic It is widely believed that major cities—especially megacities—play an outsized role in the transmission of infectious diseases.